Copyright Issues

The Digital Repository Service at National Institute of Oceanography, Goa has been developed to archive and provide open access to the research and other intellectual publications of Institute researchers. One of the major concerns associated with making material available in the repository is publisher's copyright. And major copyright concern is with journal articles. The following guidelines are helpful in deciding to archive publications in open-access institutional repositories.

  1. Find out the publisher of your publication. Then find out the self-archiving policy of the publisher. Please check the following sources to know more about the archiving policy.

    * The SHERPA/RoMEO Publisher Policies list (search by publisher) or the EPrints/RoMEO Publisher Policies list (search by journal title)

    * The Lund Directory of Open Access Journals lists "free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals by title and by subject".
  2. If the publisher is not listed in these sources, you may be able to find details of the copyright agreement you signed on the publisher's web site (often within the section on "Guidelines/instructions for authors/contributors").
  3. Library staff can assist you in ascertaining publisher’s policies (contact: Dr. M.P. Tapaswi).

Some points to look out for:

Please note: This document can only provide guidelines and should not be relied on for legal advice.

For further information please contact: Satya Ranjan Sahu, DRS administrator & Content Moderator, phone: 370, Email: satya.